New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN

  • Project acronym: ARCADES

  • Project title: Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for complEx Shapes

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2019

  • Coordinator: I.Z. Emiris (NKUA, Athens, Greece, and ATHENA Research Innovation Center)

  • Scientist-in-charge at Inria: L. Busé

  • Other partners: U. Barcelona (Spain), Inria Sophia Antipolis (France), J. Kepler University, Linz (Austria), SINTEF Institute, Oslo (Norway), U. Strathclyde, Glascow (UK), Technische U. Wien (Austria), Evolute GmBH, Vienna (Austria).

  • Webpage: http://arcades-network.eu/

  • Abstract: ARCADES aims at disrupting the traditional paradigm in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) by exploiting cutting-edge research in mathematics and algorithm design. Geometry is now a critical tool in a large number of key applications; somewhat surprisingly, however, several approaches of the CAD industry are outdated, and 3D geometry processing is becoming increasingly the weak link. This is alarming in sectors where CAD faces new challenges arising from fast point acquisition, big data, and mobile computing, but also in robotics, simulation, animation, fabrication and manufacturing, where CAD strives to address crucial societal and market needs. The challenge taken up by ARCADES is to invert the trend of CAD industry lagging behind mathematical breakthroughs and to build the next generation of CAD software based on strong foundations from algebraic geometry, differential geometry, scientific computing, and algorithm design. Our game-changing methods lead to real-time modelers for architectural geometry and visualisation, to isogeometric and design-through-analysis software for shape optimisation, and marine design and hydrodynamics, and to tools for motion design, robot kinematics, path planning, and control of machining tools.

  • Program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN

  • Project acronym: POEMA

  • Project title: Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra

  • Duration: January 2019 - December 2022 (48 months)

  • Coordinator: B. Mourrain (Aromath, Inria Sophia Antipolis)

  • Other partners: LAAS - CNRS, Toulouse (France), Sorbonne Université, Paris (France), Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, Tilburd (The Netherlands), Universität Konstanz (Germany), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), Universitet I Tromsø (Norway), ARTELYS SAS, Paris (France).

  • Webpage: http://poema-network.eu/

  • Abstract: Non-linear optimization problems are present in many real-life applications and in scientific areas such as operations research, control engineering, physics, information processing, economy, biology, etc. However, efficient computational procedures, that can provide the guaranteed global optimum, are lacking for them. The project will develop new polynomial optimization methods, combining moment relaxation procedures with computational algebraic tools to address this type of problems. Recent advances in mathematical programming have shown that the polynomial optimization problems can be approximated by sequences of Semi-Definite Programming problems. This approach provides a powerful way to compute global solutions of non-linear optimization problems and to guarantee the quality of computational results. On the other hand, advanced algebraic algorithms to compute all the solutions of polynomial systems, with efficient implementations for exact and approximate solutions, were developed in the past twenty years. The network combines the expertise of active European teams working in these two domains to address important challenges in polynomial optimization and to show the impact of this research on practical applications.

    POEMA aims to train scientists at the interplay of algebra, geometry and computer science for polynomial optimization problems and to foster scientific and technological advances, stimulating interdisciplinary and intersectoriality knowledge exchange between algebraists, geometers, computer scientists and industrial actors facing real-life optimization problems.

  • Program: Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN

  • Project acronym: GRAPES

  • Project title: Learning, Processing and Optimising Shapes

  • Duration: December 2019 - November 2023

  • Coordinator: I.Z. Emiris (NKUA, Athens, and ATHENA Research Center, Greece)

  • Scientist-in-charge at Inria: L. Busé

  • Other partners: U. Barcelona (Spain), Inria Sophia-Antipolis (France), J. Kepler University, Linz (Austria), SINTEF Institute, Oslo (Norway), U. Strathclyde, Glascow (UK), RWTH Aachen (Germany), U. Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), U. Tor Vergata (Italy), Vilnius U. (Lithuania), GeometryFactory SARL (France).

  • Webpage: http://grapes-network.eu/

  • Abstract: GRAPES aims at advancing the state of the art in Mathematics, Computer-Aided Design, and Machine Learning in order to promote game changing approaches for generating, optimising, and learning 3D shapes, along with a multisectoral training for young researchers. Recent advances in the above domains have solved numerous tasks concerning multimedia and 2D data. However, automation of 3D geometry processing and analysis lags severely behind, despite their importance in science, technology and everyday life, and the well-understood underlying mathematical principles. GRAPES spans the spectrum from Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, and Algorithm Design, up to Geometric Modelling, Shape Optimisation, and Deep Learning. This allows the 15 PhD candidates to follow either a theoretical or an applied track and to gain knowledge from both research and innovation through a nexus of intersectoral secondments and Network-wide workshops. Horizontally, our results lead to open-source, prototype implementations, software integrated into commercial libraries as well as open benchmark datasets. These are indispensable for dissemination and training but also to promote innovation and technology transfer. Innovation relies on the active participation of SMEs, either as a beneficiary hosting an ESR or as associate partners hosting secondments. Concrete applications include simulation and fabrication, hydrodynamics and marine design, manufacturing and 3D printing, retrieval and mining, reconstruction and visualisation, urban planning and autonomous driving.